Gallery: Key F1 tech shots at United States GP

A selection of the best technical images from the Circuit of the America's courtesy of Giorgio Piola, Sutton Images and LAT Images.

Ferrari SF70H detail front wing

Ferrari SF70H detail front wing
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Ferrari has introduced a new front wing for the US GP, which features a shorter endplate and another aggressively out-turned vane that's anchored to the rear of it (arrowed).

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Ferrari SF70H diffuser

Ferrari SF70H diffuser
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After Ferrari toyed around with a new diffuser concept in the post-Hungarian GP test but failed to race it, the team is set to trial another design in Austin. The revised layout features a flat central section (white arrow), rather than the curved one used previously (see inset). Meanwhile, another vertical fence has been added to the side of the crash structure in order to work the airflow harder and assist the revision below.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Haas F1 Team VF-17 barge boards

Haas F1 Team VF-17 barge boards
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Haas has introduced a sizeable update package, which includes the revised bargeboard and new sidepod deflector pictured here. The bargeboard features a series of serrations in the footplate (red arrow), while the deflector (blue arrow) is a horizontally-louvred panel in a similar vein to the appendage used by Ferrari throughout 2017 and recently introduced by Red Bull in Singapore.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Williams FW40 barge boards

Williams FW40 barge boards
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Williams continues to optimise the FW40 as the season draws to a close, with the deflectors introduced a few races ago now floated rather than the forwardmost element being anchored to the floor. The team has also revised the floor's axehead inline with these changes in order to bolster performance in that area of the car.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Ferrari SF70H gills detail

Ferrari SF70H gills detail
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Ferrari returns to a five-slot configuration in the floor deck ahead of the rear wheel in order to quell the effects of tyre squirt. This falls in line with the changes the team has made to the diffuser itself.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Mercedes AMG F1 diffuser

Mercedes AMG F1 diffuser
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Note the complex geometry on the outer section as the flared gurneys fold back on themselves to increase the diffuser's overall surface area.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Mercedes AMG F1 diffuser

Mercedes AMG F1 diffuser
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The W08 from the rear shows off detail of the rear wing, brake duct fins, the chosen cooling solution, intersecting exhaust and diffuser.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Mercedes AMG F1 bargeboard

Mercedes AMG F1 bargeboard
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Another look at the bargeboard update that Mercedes introduced last time out in Japan. It features revised footplate upstands, while the floor's axehead was also modified.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Sauber C36 without a fin

Sauber C36 without a fin
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Sauber have introduced a new engine cover for Austin, which features a more conventionally-tapered spine, rather than a shark fin, and is devoid of the T-Wing entirely.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Red Bull Racing RB13 detail

Red Bull Racing RB13 detail
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Red Bull’s bargeboards, sidepod airflow conditioners and floor in detail. Note the three strakes on the edge of the upturned floor - used to straighten any turbulent airflow it receives.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Mercedes AMG F1 detail

Mercedes AMG F1 detail
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Mercedes is seemingly looking to run its conventionally-shaped rear wing for the US GP, rather than the ‘spoon’-shaped wing we’ve seen used previously this season.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Red Bull Racing RB13 detail

Red Bull Racing RB13 detail
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In this close-up shot of the RB13's diffuser, note the serrated wall in the outer flank of the diffuser, which is complemented by the gurney which sits above and comes down behind it.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Ferrari SF70H rear wing detail

Ferrari SF70H rear wing detail
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A close-up of the rearward monkey seat often used by Ferrari to improve the performance of its rear wing.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Renault Sport F1 Team RS17 bodywork detail

Renault Sport F1 Team RS17 bodywork detail
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Renault's sidepod airflow, affectionately referred to as an 'aerocat', has been turned pink for the US GP.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 aero detail

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 aero detail
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Another close-up of the updated bargeboards and floor axehead.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Ferrari SF70H rear diffuser detail

Ferrari SF70H rear diffuser detail
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Photo by: Sutton Images

Sahara Force India VJM10 nose and front wings

Sahara Force India VJM10 nose and front wings
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Photo by: Sutton Images

Ferrari SF70H rear

Ferrari SF70H rear
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This rear shot of the SF70H gives us a great vantage point in order to assess the rear wing, twin monkey seats, star-shaped exhaust intersection, brake duct fins and diffuser.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 bargeboard detail

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 bargeboard detail
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Photo by: Sutton Images

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 rear wing detail

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 rear wing detail
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A close-up of the open-end style endplate louvres employed by Mercedes.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 aero detail

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08  aero detail
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Photo by: Sutton Images

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 aero detail

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 aero detail
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The W08’s winged ride height sensor mounted just ahead of the splitter.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 nose detail

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08  nose detail
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A look at the W08’s front wing pillars and the wider nose ‘cape’ introduced in Malaysia.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 front brake duct detail

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 front brake duct detail
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The W08's front brake duct fairing has numerous aerodynamically-shaped surfaces in order to improve the airflow's path around the wheel and tyre.

Photo by: Sutton Images

McLaren MCL32 steering wheel

McLaren MCL32 steering wheel
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The MCL32’s steering wheel, just like all of the current designs, is a complex interface that allows the driver to make a huge amount of alterations to the car and power unit throughout the course of a lap.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Sahara Force India VJM10 engine cover fin detail

Sahara Force India VJM10 engine cover fin detail
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Force India looks set to retain its ‘Stegosaurus’ engine cover spine once more for the US GP.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Sahara Force India VJM10 aero detail

Sahara Force India VJM10 aero detail
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A close-up of the swept cockpit canards employed by Force India this season.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Sahara Force India VJM10 rear wing detail

Sahara Force India VJM10 rear wing detail
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Force India’s rear-end package includes the more complex monkey seat introduced by the team in Japan.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 aero detail

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08  aero detail
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A close-up of the W08’s revised axehead.

Photo by: Mark Sutton
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Series Formula 1
Event United States GP
Track Circuit of the Americas
Article type Top List